|Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself - TED.com|
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; theater; TEDxSMU; 2009
|Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown - TED.com|
While studying for his Ph.D in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It's a message that will resonate, no matter what your field.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; science; theater; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - TED.com|
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; theater; TED2011; 2011
|Sarah Jones: What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers - TED.com|
Sarah Jones changes personas with the simplest of wardrobe swaps. In a laugh-out-loud improvisation, she invites 11 "friends" from the future on stage—from a fast-talking Latina to an outspoken police officer—to ask them questions supplied by the TED2014 audience.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; future; humor; performance; theater; TED2014; 2014
|Sarah Jones: A one-woman global village - TED.com|
In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; New York; culture; humanity; humor; performance; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
|Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure - TED.com|
Natasha Tsakos presents part of her one-woman, multimedia show, "Upwake." As the character Zero, she blends dream and reality with an inventive virtual world projected around her in 3D animation and electric sound.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; media; performance; performance art; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
|Liz Diller plays with architecture - TED.com|
In this engrossing EG talk, architect Liz Diller shares her firm DS+R's more unusual work, including the Blur Building, whose walls are made of fog, and the revamped Alice Tully Hall, which is wrapped in glowing wooden skin.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; architecture; art; arts; design; theater; 2007
|Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse - TED.com|
"Puppets always have to try to be alive," says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena's subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment: the wonderfully life-like Joey, the War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; animals; arts; design; entertainment; theater; 2011
|Julia Sweeney on letting go of God - TED.com|
Julia Sweeney (God Said, "Ha!") performs the first 15 minutes of her 2006 solo show Letting Go of God. When two young Mormon missionaries knock on her door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Christianity; Featured; God; arts; atheism; comedy; culture; performance; religion; storytelling; theater; 2006
|Eve Ensler: happiness in body and soul - TED.com|
Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; culture; entertainment; gender; global issues; happiness; performance; storytelling; theater; violence; women; 2004
|Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters - TED.com|
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; United States; arts; culture; entertainment; history; interview; performance; performance art; race; sports; storytelling; theater; 2005